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Well, I’ve been meaning to recap the season finale of Gossip Girl all week, but just haven’t had the chance.  So, here it is. 🙂

First off, I want EVERY single prime time soap to take note: Watch the season finale of Gossip Girl…That is how you write a season finale!  It was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!

OK, so, the Upper East Side kids are all preparing for their high school graduation.  While preparing together, Blair (Leighton Meester) and Serena (Blake Lively) have a conversation where S tells B that Chuck (Ed Westwick) told S that he loves B.  B then asks S is she has told Chuck that she and Nate (Chace Crawford) have broken up yet.  Serena tells Blair that she has not.

Blair and Serena

Blair and Serena

Meanwhile, Vanessa (Jessica Szohr) sees Nate outside of graduation and they catch up.  Nate apologizes to Vanessa for how he handled things and the events that lead up to their breakup.  She accepts the apology.  Nate then invites Vanessa and Dan (Penn Badgley) to his graduation party.

Nate and Vanessa outside of graduation

Nate and Vanessa outside of graduation

Jenny (Taylor Momsen) and Eric (Connor Paolo) have a conversation about how happy they are that the mean girls are graduating and they wont have to deal with them anymore.  As they converse, the mean girls show up and ask Jenny if she’s going to put her name in the running to become Queen B next year.  Jenny tells them no, but then they introduce Jenny to Emma Boardman (Stella Maeve).  Emma is in the running to become Queen B next year.  Emma has also played with the mean girls before, when Blair was forced to babysit Emma and Emma got in all sorts of trouble.  Upon seeing Emma, Jenny decides that she really doesn’t have a choice but to run for the title herself.  The catch…the girl who comes up with the biggest scoop of gossip by midnight at Nate’s graduation party, gets to become the new queen of Constance Billard.

Eric and Jenny

Eric and Jenny

At graduation, Eleanor (Margaret Colin) and Cyrus (Wallace Shawn) sit behind Rufus (Matthew Settle), Lily (Kelly Rutherford), Jenny, and Eric.  Rufus is already uncomfortable that he and Lily are sitting next to eachother, but then Eleanor and Cyrus make it even more uncomfortable by telling Rufus and Lily what a great couple they make.

Cyrus and Eleanor

Cyrus and Eleanor

The graduates all file in and take their seats.  As the graduation ceremony begins, all the graduates receive a blast from Gossip Girl (voiced by Kristen Bell) on their cell phones.  The blast says: 

“Not so fast. You’re not graduating until I give you my diplomas. Mine are labels, and labels stick. Nate Archibald: Class whore. Dan Humphrey: The ultimate insider. Chuck Bass: Coward. Blair Waldorf: Weakling. And as for Serena van der Woodsen, after today, you are officially irrelevant. Congratulations, everyone. You deserve it.”

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Afterwards, at brunch, Serena vows to take down Gossip Girl once and for all.  She begins trying to figure out how to do so with the help of Blair, Nate, and Chuck.  Meanwhile, Rufus apologizes to Lily and they make up.  Also, Nate talks to his grandfather and tells his grandfather about his affair with the older married woman last summer.  His grandfather is surprised, but promises to protect Nate should the information leak out.  Nate then turns around and tells Chuck that he and Blair broke up.  Serena then asks Dan and Vanessa for help in taking down Gossip Girl.  Dan and Vanessa both turn her down.  So, Serena, Blair, Nate, and Chuck start plotting.  After naming some people who couldn’t be Gossip Girl, Serena decides to send Gossip Girl a text to see whose cell phone in the room starts ringing.  This could determine who Gossip Girl really is.  Serena sends the text…and Jonathan’s (Matt Doyle) phone rings.  Jonathan is Serena’s brother’s, Eric’s, boyfriend.

Jonathan tells the gang that he had broken into Gossip Girl’s account so that he could see all the gossip she was receiving.  However, he is NOT Gossip Girl.  After showing the gang all of the emails that GG has received and hasn’t even used yet, they believe him.  Jenny takes this as an opportunity to find the gossip she needs to become Queen B.  As she looks through, she finds the one piece of gossip that will ensure her title for next year…Blair Waldorf slept with Jack Bass (Desmond Harrington) on New Year’s Eve.  Remember, Jack Bass is Chuck’s uncle AND enemy.
Blair and Jack

Blair and Jack

That night, Lily heads over to Rufus’ place with some beer and a stash of pot that she found in Chuck’s bedroom.  Lily and Rufus proceed to get drunk and high, and he proposes to her.  She accepts!!!  YAY!!!!

Lily and Rufus

Lily and Rufus

Blair and Eleanor have a heart to heart where Blair tells Eleanor that Chuck has not said “I love you” to her yet.  Eleanor tells her daughter not to let Chuck get away with it.

Eleanor and Blair

Eleanor and Blair

At Nate’s party, a drunk Nelly Yuki (Yin Chang) runs up to Dan to tell him something she always wanted to tell him.  However, Serena shows up and Nelly runs off.  Aww, Nelly has a crush on Dan!!!

Nelly Yuki

Nelly Yuki

Jenny approaches Blair to tell B that GG knows the scoop about B and Jack.  She wants to let B know that she’s going to use this gossip to become the new queen next year.  Blair tells Little J that she doesn’t have what it takes to be queen and to shut up.  Little J runs over to the mean girls and tells them that her gossip is too good to wait until midnight and she wants to tell them now.

Blair and Jenny: The Showdown

Blair and Jenny: The Showdown

Blair takes Chuck into a bedroom and begins to undress.  The two start to make out passionately, and then comes a new blast from Gossip Girl…

“Serena just couldn’t leave well enough alone. Since she had to find out the truth about me, I’m going to tell you the truth about everyone. Every gossip bomb I’ve got is about to drop, and if you’ve got a problem with that, take it up with her. Ever wonder why Miss Carr (Laura Breckenridge) left town? It’s because Dan Humphrey had sex with her during the school play…”

GG keeps going, spilling about Jenny’s PG-13 photo shoot (Nate was there), Dan going to jail, Blair and Jack Bass, and Chuck and Vanessa.

Gossip Girl blasts Serena

Gossip Girl blasts Serena

Now the fun begins, as all the kids begin fighting with one another.  Jenny didn’t know Dan was in jail, Dan didn’t know that Jenny posed for some naughty photos in front of Nate, Blair didn’t know Chuck slept with Vanessa, and Chuck didn’t know that Blair slept with Jack. 

The mean girls want to know what gossip Jenny had…however, GG scooped Jenny, and now Jenny has NOTHING.  Chuck takes off after a heated confrontation with Blair, Blair blames Serena for the entire mess, Dan defends Serena and Blair attacks him saying he truly is one of them and that GG was right in calling him the “Ultimate Insider”.   In the bathroom, Blair confronts Jenny and tells Little J that once again Chuck didn’t say “I love you”.  She tells Little J to use this gossip as her leverage to become queen, however, Little J says she just can’t use it.  Blair then tells Jenny that Little J is her queen.  It’s a really sweet moment.

Blast from the past: Vanessa and Chuck

Blast from the past: Vanessa and Chuck

Serena is pissed.  So, she sends a text to Gossip Girl telling GG to meet her at a bar.  Serena is going to find out who this b!tch is!  Nate goes with Serena to the bar and they chit chat.  They wait for over an hour, and then Dan walks in.  Nate wonders if Dan is Gossip Girl, but he says he received a text to meet Serena at the bar…he’s not actually GG.  Blair files in next, then Jenny and Eric, and a whole slew of other kids.  Once all together, they receive a new text from Gossip Girl saying:

“You wanted to meet Gossip Girl? Well, look around. I’m nothing without you. And while most high school friendships fade, it’s my hope that what happened today will bond you forever. Now that all my secrets are out, you have a clean slate. Until college. Congratulations, I’m coming with you.”

Fast forward one week:

Rufus presents Lily with a real engagement ring.  Blair and Serena have made up and Serena is packing to go to Europe for the summer.  Nate walks into a coffee shop where Vanessa and Dan are, and asks Vanessa if she’d still be interested in having him join her on the backpacking trip this summer.  After some hesitation, Vanessa agrees.  Dan strikes up a conversation with some kid and they learn that they’ll both be going to NYU in the fall.  The kids introduces himself as Scott (Chris Riggi).  As Dan, Nate, and Vanessa leaves, Scott shoots Dan a really diabolical look, but Dan doesn’t see it.  Later, Scott makes a phone call to his mother and says he’s in Portland and has met some cool people.  He then looks down at a newspaper article he has of Lily and Rufus.  Scott is their lovechild!!!!

Scott

Scott

Blair takes Jenny to the meeting of the mean girls and declares Jenny queen of Constance Billard.  The mean girls are really pissed, as they were about to crown Emma with that title.  However, once Blair tells them that Little J’s dad is about to marry Lily, making Little J the richest of all of them, they concede, and Jenny begins giving her rules for school next year.

Blair declares Jenny is the new queen!

Blair declares Jenny is the new queen!

Dan gets a call from Georgina (Michelle Trachtenberg).  Georgina tells him that the money that Poppy (Tamara Feldman) and Gabrielle (Armie Hammer) stole is back in his account.  He wants to know how, but she doesn’t tell him.  Georgina tells him that she’ll see him next year, which leaves him confused.  They hang up, and we find that Georgina is enrolled at NYU and she is at the student center.  She requests a roommate…Blair Waldorf.  WOO HOO!!!!

Dan and Georgina

Dan and Georgina

Serena packs up the car to leave for Europe and is greeted by Carter Baizen (Sebastian Stan).  Carter has been causing trouble for the gang for 2 years now.  He tells her that he has the info she was seeking when she went to Santorini.  It’s info on her father and where he is!!!  Carter gets in the car with Serena and they head off.

Carter and Serena

Carter and Serena

Chuck finds Blair out on the street, gives her a bunch of gifts, and finally says the three words she’s been wanting to hear “I love you”.  The two have a VERY romantic moment kissing, giggling, and joking.  Fade to black. 

Blair and Chuck

Blair and Chuck

The End!

FANTASTIC episode and the fact that it tied up EVERY single story from all season long was AMAZING!  My hats off to the writers and I cannot WAIT for next season!

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What can I say?  Gossip Girl was AWESOME tonight!  One of the best episodes in the last several weeks.  So many great things to talk about here!  🙂

First off, I loved that Blair’s mother, Eleanor (Margaret Colin) and Cyrus (Wallace Shawn) were featured.  I love those two actors, they are just so funny.  The Passover dinner scenes were fantastic! 

Cyrus Rose and Eleanor Waldorf Rose

Cyrus Rose and Eleanor Waldorf Rose

Next up, the resolution to the Jenny (Taylor Momsen) and Chuck (Ed Westwick) story.  It’s about time we got some closure to the story that started between them all the way in the very first episode of season 1.  The original story came straight out of the pages of the Gossip Girl books and I loved it.  I really loved the resolution tonight, and wonder where it’s going to go.  Will Chuck and Jenny become friends?

Jenny Humphrey and Chuck Bass

Jenny Humphrey and Chuck Bass

Blair (Leighton Meester) and Nate (Chace Crawford)…wow, what a power couple they are.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m definitely a Chuck and Blair fan, but still, Blair and Nate DO have some magic between them.  Such a cute couple, and the scenes between them were great.  Even better was the very first scene between Blair and Nate’s grandfather!  When he was manipulating her into convincing Nate to go to Yale and she turned the tables on him to ensure that not only would he get her into Yale as well, but also put her in his other grandson’s wedding party.  Too bad he turned the tables on her in the end, but she still came out on top.  That’s my Blair!  🙂

Blair Waldorf and Nate Archibald

Blair Waldorf and Nate Archibald

So, Serena (Blake Lively) got married to Gabriel (Armie Hammer) in Spain, huh?  And it looks like Poppy (Tamara Feldman) and Gabriel are setting her up.  Very interesting.  Even more interesting is the return of Michelle Trachtenberg’s Georgina Sparks next week.  Georgina couldn’t have come back at a better time.  Maybe she’ll be the one to put Poppy and Gabriel in their places.  I hear that Georgina and Blair are going to really lock horns this time around. 

Gabriel Serrano and Serena van der Woodsen

Gabriel Serrano and Serena van der Woodsen

I was sad that Dorota (Zuzanna Szadkowski) didn’t appear tonight, as she is such a scene stealer.  But I hear that Dorota will be hanging around for a long time.  That’s very good news!

Dorota and Blair Waldorf

Dorota and Blair Waldorf

I love any scene that features Lily (Kelly Rutherford) and Rufus (Matthew Settle).  Those two are just so awesome and have such great chemistry.  I also love how they’re covering up Kelly Rutherford’s pregnancy on the show.  They’re coming up with some very creative ways to hide that tummy.  🙂

Rufus Humphrey and Lily van der Woodsen Bass

Rufus Humphrey and Lily van der Woodsen Bass

Also missing in action tonight was Vannesa (Jessica Szohr).  I haven’ t been a huge fan of her character on the show, but in the books I loved her.  I’m hoping that Vanessa will get a good storyline soon.  In the books, Vanessa and Dan (Penn Badgley) are the couple to root for, but on the show they’re really pushing us to want Serena with Dan.  I’m starting to feel that Serena and Dan have run their course on the show.  They’ve gotten together and broken up so many times that I can’t keep count.  So, maybe it’s time to see how Vanessa and Dan would work on TV.

Dan Humphrey and Vanessa Abrams

Dan Humphrey and Vanessa Abrams

I can’t wait to see what next week will bring us, especially with Georgina making a big return.  It looks like Georgina found religion and wants to save Chuck!  And it looks like Blair catches Poppy and Gabriel making out behind Serena’s back.  Lots of good stuff, let the games begin! 

Georgina Sparks

Georgina Sparks

Poppy Lifton

Poppy Lifton

Rufus, Lily, Jenny, Nate, Vanessa, Blair, Serena, Dan, and Chuck

Rufus, Lily, Jenny, Nate, Vanessa, Blair, Serena, Dan, and Chuck